I just have bought the Rega RP3 with Exact cartridge, and at this moment I have the ClearAudio Smartphono to demo it, since the dealer did not have any Rega phono in the store.
Although the combo sounds great and the bass is deep, I am still not sure if there are better phono amps that are a better match.
I am looking for a full rich and warm sound that still has pace and wide stage.
The MM phono amp should be less than 600 USD and these are the ones I am considering:
- Rega Fono Mini A2D
- Pro-ject Tube Box SE II
I have read some people think the best match with a Rega TT is a Rega phono, although I am looking for a rich warm 'tube' sound and was wondering if that can be better achieved with another brand.
I would like to hear from other people how they experienced the RP3 in combination with these and other brands.